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Organized cybercrime – not your average mafia

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Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per year.

Channels: All Journal News, Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Cybersecurity,

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16-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
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Are bigger brains better?

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When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro,

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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How MSU helped reduce high-risk drinking among students

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A university-wide social norms marketing campaign has reduced high-risk drinking and adverse outcomes of drinking, according to a new study from Michigan State University in the Journal of American College Health. MSU's social norms campaign was created to educate MSU students about actual drinking behavior on campus. When misperceptions are corrected, behavior will change to be more consistent with the actual norm, said Dennis Martell, director of MSU Health Promotion.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Back to School, Behavioral Science, Education, All Journal News,

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2-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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How vulnerable is your car to cyberattacks?

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New research from Michigan State University is the first to apply criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber risks.

Channels: Automotive, Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Travel and Transportation, Cybersecurity, All Journal News,

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17-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST
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Here’s What Police Know About Digital Evidence

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Researchers from Michigan State Unviersity are among the first to measure how well law enforcement officers can identify and use digital evidence.

Channels: All Journal News, Crime and Forensic Science, Technology,

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12-Dec-2019 3:20 PM EST
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9-Dec-2019 4:35 PM EST
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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

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In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, Technology, Education, African News,

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6-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Building a better flu shot

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Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now Michigan State University researchers have data that show how cellular RNA levels change following infection or vaccination.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines,

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26-Nov-2019 11:55 AM EST
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Susan Packard, Doug Meijer to speak at MSU commencement

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The co-founder of HGTV and the co-chairperson of Meijer will speak at Michigan State University’s fall commencement ceremonies, which will take place Dec. 13-14 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

Channels: All Journal News, Arts and Entertainment, Business Ethics, Education,

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25-Nov-2019 9:55 AM EST
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Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation

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Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab has conducted one of the largest sleep studies to date, revealing that sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested.

Channels: All Journal News, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep, Staff Picks,

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21-Nov-2019 1:30 PM EST
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